Palliative Care

Getting Started

Many people mistakenly believe palliative care is only provided at the end of life, yet it can be helpful during any stage of a serious illness.

Palliative care providers focus on controlling symptoms like pain, breathlessness and fatigue. They also help patients and families understand their options in this very stressful time.

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Who We Are

HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care is a team of compassionate nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians specially trained and certified in the medical practice of palliative care.

We are the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. We are part of the HopeHealth family of services.

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Keep moving forward: palliative care and breast cancer

Three decades ago, Marlene McCarthy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. She then spent many years in doctors’ offices and clinics, enduring multiple treatments and therapies and suffering intense chronic pain. A few years ago, Marlene’s primary care physician recommended palliative care, leading her to Dr. Jennifer Ritzau of Hope Palliative Care, part of the HopeHealth...

“I came to understand that [palliative care] is a doorway to improving life, not the doorway to death. It fuels me with information and education that empowers me to keep moving forward.”

—Marlene McCarthy, long-time breast cancer patient

How We Help

We provide palliative care to patients in a variety of settings.

Patient Services

Inpatient Hospital Care

Home-Based Care

Long-Term Care Facilities

Pediatric Care (in MA)

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Questions about palliative care?
Contact us at (844) 671-HOPE or

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